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Detailed Agenda - Africa - Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit 2010

  1. 1. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* April 6, 2010 – Pre-Summit All-day Field Visits (including lunch) ** April 7, 2010 – Day 1 9:30 – 12:30 Opening Ceremony Room: Tsavo Ballroom – Ceremony translated English & French 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 15:30 Plenary Session Breakthroughs in Using Micro-saving and Microcredit to Better End Poverty: A Vision for the Future of Microfinance in Africa and the Middle East Room: Tsavo Ballroom - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Janamitra Devan, Vice President & Head of Network, Financial & Private Sector Development, World Bank-IFC, World Bank Group, USA Panelist: Mr. Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC, Bangladesh Panelist: Ms. Ingrid Munro, Managing Trustee, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya 15:30 – 16:00 Break 16:00 – 17:30 Workshop Sessions 1. A Deeper Look at Programs that Work with the Ultra-Poor, Including Youth and People with Disabilities Room: Tsavo A - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Mohammed Khaled, Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Regional Representative, CGAP, Palestine Panelist: Ms. Janet Bett, Manager, Tumaini Department, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya Panelist: Ms. Yetnayet Girmaw, Deputy Chief of Party, CARE Ethiopia, Ethiopia 2. Innovations in Information Technology that Work for the Clients and for MFIs Room: Tsavo B Chair: Mr. Kamal Budhabhatti, CEO, Craft Silicon, Kenya Panelist: Mr. Eamon Scullin, CEO, Fern Software, UK Panelist: Mr. George Conard, Executive Director, Technology for Microfinance, Grameen Foundation, USA Panelist: Mr. Murray Gardiner, Manager, Microfinance & Community Banking, Temenos, UK 3. What is a Regulatory Environment that Truly Works for MFIs, Their Clients, and the End of Poverty Room: Lenana Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Prof. Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor, Central Bank of Kenya AMERMS ’10 Agenda 1 of 10
  2. 2. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* 4. Transparency in Interest Rate Pricing and Other Efforts Toward Consumer Protection Room: Aberdare Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Chuck Waterfield, President & CEO, MFTransparency, USA Panelist: Ms. Robin Ratcliffe, Director, The Smart Campaign, Center for Financial Inclusion, ACCION International, USA Panelist: Mr. Fabian Kasi, CEO, FINCA Uganda Ltd, Uganda 5. Using Tools to Measure Movement Above the US$ 1 a Day Threshold Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Chair: Ms. Camilla Nestor, Vice President, Microfinance, Grameen Foundation, USA 17:30 – 17:45 Break 17:45 – 18:45 Associated Sessions 1. ASA, Forbes Top Rated MFI in the World: Current Activities and Future Plans in Africa Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Organized by ASA International Mr. Md. Enamul Haque, COO, ASA International, Bangladesh 2. Bridging the Gap Between Capital Markets and Microfinance Institutions Room: Tsavo B Organized by BlueOrchard Finance S.A. Mr. Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Founder & CEO, Bamboo Finance / BlueOrchard, Switzerland Mr. Jean-Pierre Klumpp, CEO, BlueOrchard Finance S.A., Switzerland 3. Remittances, Microfinance and Development: INAFI Members Responses Room: Tsavo A Organized by the International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI) Ms. Leila Rispens Noel, Senior Advisory, INAFI International, Senegal April 8, 2010 – Day 2 9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session Using Microfinance to Improve the Environment and Agriculture: Ensuring Sustainable Livelihoods in Africa and the Middle East Room: Tsavo Ballroom - Translated session: English & French Panelist: Prof. Elijah K. Biamah, Environmental and Water Systems Engineer and Chairman/Head of Department of Environmental & Biosytems Engineering, University of Nairobi, Kenya 10:30 – 10:45 Break AMERMS ’10 Agenda 2 of 10
  3. 3. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* 10:45 – 12:15 Workshop Sessions 1. What is the Cutting Edge for Microfinance in Rural Areas and Arid and Semi-Arid Land? Room: Tsavo A - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Wolday Amha, Executive Director, Association of Ethiopian Microfinance Institution (AEMFI), Ethiopia Panelist: Mr. Issa Barro, Inclusive Finance Specialist, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Senegal Panelist: Mr. Mwangi Githaiga, Managing Director, Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), Kenya 2. Microcredit and Crop Agriculture: New Technologies and Other Innovations to Address Food Insecurity among the Poor Room: Tsavo B Chair: Mr. Shadreck Mapfumo, Vice President, MicroEnsure, South Africa Panelist: Mr. John Kihia, Country Director – Kenya, KickStart International, Kenya Panelist: Mr. Michael Njuguna, Director Finance & Business Development, Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (AHBFI), Kenya 3. Sustainable Environment: Using Microfinance and People’s Own Initiatives to Propel Investment in Renewable Energy, Water and Sanitation Room: Lenana Hall - Translated session: English & French Panelist: Mr. Patrick Lumumba, East Africa Watercredit Program Officer, Water.org, Kenya Panelist: Mr. Ziad Al Refai, Executive Director, Jordan Micro Credit Company ''Tamweelcom'', Jordan Panelist: Mr. David Kuria, CEO, Ecotact Limited, Kenya Panelist: Mr. Abser Kamal, Managing Director, Grameen Shakti, Bangladesh 4. What Is Needed to Have Wholesale/Autonomous Microfinance Funds Work In Africa and the Middle East? Room: Aberdare Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Praful Patel, President, Centennial Africa & Middle East, USA Panelist: Dr. Quazi Mesbahuddin Ahmed, Managing Director, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), Bangladesh Panelist: Mr. David Ferrand, Director, Financial Sector Deepening (FSD Kenya), Kenya Panelist: Ms. Marilou Uy, Sector Director, World Bank, USA 5. Mobile Banking: What is the Cutting Edge? Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Panelist: Mr. John Mwara Kibochi, Managing Director, Faulu, Kenya 12:15 – 13:45 Lunch 13:45 – 15:15 Plenary Session Microfinance for the Urban Poor: Building Better Lives and Sustainable Urban Areas Room: Tsavo Ballroom - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citi Microfinance, UK AMERMS ’10 Agenda 3 of 10
  4. 4. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* Panelist: Ms. Ingrid Munro, Managing Trustee, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya 15:15 – 15:30 Break 15:30 – 17:00 Workshops Sessions 1. Microfinance for Livelihoods in Urban Slums Room: Tsavo B Panelist: Mr. Issa Ngwegwe, Credit Manager, FINCA Tanzania, Tanzania Panelist: Mr. Robert Ogunde, Master Trainer – National Coach, Street Kids International, Kenya Panelist: Ms. Susan Saiyorri, National Outreach Manager, Jamii Bora Kenya Ltd, Kenya 2. Microfinance and Urban Development: Slum Improvements and New Settlements Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Chair: Mr. Webby Mate, Executive Secretary, Association of Microfinance Institutions of Zambia (AMIZ), Zambia Panelist: Mr. Ezekiel A. Esipisu, Regional Director East Africa and Middle East, Habitat for Humanity International, South Africa 3. What is the Cutting Edge in Managing and Measuring Social Performance? Room: Tsavo A - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Christian Loupeda, Director Imp-Act Consortium, Freedom from Hunger, USA Panelist: Mr. Abebual Zerihun Demilew, Research Manager, BRAC, Uganda Panelist: Ms. Refilwe Mokoena, Research & Development Manager, Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), South Africa Panelist: Ms. Ging Ledesma, Manager of Social Performance, Oikocredit, The Netherlands 4. Encouraging Microsavings: How Do We Make It Happen? Room: Lenana Hall - Translated session: English & French Sponsored by CARE and World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI) Co-chair: Mr. Chris De Noose, Managing Director, World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI), Belgium Co-chair: Ms. Lauren Hendricks, Executive Director, Access Africa, CARE USA, Tanzania Panelist: Ms. Judith Aguga Acon, Team Leader, Economic Rights and Livelihoods, CARE Uganda, Uganda Panelist: Ms. Nyambura Koigi, Managing Director, Kenya Post Office Savings Bank, Kenya Panelist: Prof. S.M. Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh Panelist: Ms. Bisi Ogunleye, National Coordinator & Executive Director, Country Women’s Association of Nigeria (COWAN), Nigeria Panelist: Mr. Soumaïla Sogoba, Director Technical Unit, Saving For Change, Oxfam America, Mali 5. Obtaining Funds from New Financial Instruments and Mechanisms for Commercial and Emerging MFIs: From Funds to the Web Room: Aberdare Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Robert Annibale, Global Director of Microfinance, Citi Microfinance, UK Panelist: Ms. Anne-Marie Chidzero, Chair, AfriCap Microfinance Investment Company, Mauritius Panelist: Mr. Jean-Pierre Klumpp, CEO, BlueOrchard Finance S.A., Switzerland Panelist: Ms. Lydia Koros, Chair of the Board, AMFI, Kenya AMERMS ’10 Agenda 4 of 10
  5. 5. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* Panelist: Ms. Ayesha Wagle, Senior Vice-President, MicroCredit Enterprises, USA 17:00-17:15 Break 17:15-18:15 Associated Sessions 1. Using the Internet as a Fundraising Platform: Successes and Challenges Room: Lenana Hall Organized by Kiva Ms. Michelle Kreger, Regional Director, Kiva, USA Mr. David Kitusa, Regional Representative, Kiva, Kenya Mr. Peter Mugendi, Executive Director (Acting), KADET, Kenya Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Executive Director, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Nigeria Ms. Rachel Brooks, Kiva Lender 2. Youth-Inclusive Financial Services: The State of the Practice, the Vision of the Future, and How We Are Getting There Room: Tsavo A Organized by Making Cents International Ms. Rathi Mani, Making Cents International, USA Ms. Anathalie Mukankusi, Catholic relief Services (CRS), Rwanda 3. Measuring Access: Making Financial Markets Work for the Poor Room: Tsavo B Organized by FinMark Trust Mr. Rashid Ahmed, Senior manager, FinMark Trust, South Africa Ms. Irma Grundling, FinScope Senior Analyst, FinMark Trust, South Africa 4. Screening of the Film “To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America” Room: Aberdare Hall – 17:15-18:45 Organized by Aerial Productions Ms. Gayle Ferraro, Director/Producer, Aerial Productions, USA Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh April 9, 2010 – Day 3 9:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session Using Microfinance as a Platform to Achieve Breakthroughs in Health and Well- Being for People in Africa and the Middle East Room: Tsavo Ballroom - Translated session: English & French Chair: Ms. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, CARE, USA Panelist: Mr. Alex Counts, President, Grameen Foundation, USA 10:30 – 10:45 Break AMERMS ’10 Agenda 5 of 10
  6. 6. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* 10:45 – 12:15 Workshops Sessions 1. Effective Micro-Insurance and Micro Health Insurance Programs to Reduce Vulnerability Room: Tsavo B Chair: Mr. Richard Leftley, CEO, MicroEnsure, USA Panelist: Mr. Yoseph Aseffa, Chief Technical Advisor, Microinsurance, International Labour Organization (ILO), Ethiopia Panelist: Mr. Nelson Kuria, Managing Director, Co-operative Insurance Company of Kenya Limited (CIC), Kenya 2. Why Integrating Microfinance, Health Education, and Other Forms of Health Protection Is Good for Your Clients and Good for Your MFI? Room: Tsavo A - Translated session: English & French Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Chair: Mr. Christopher Dunford, President, Freedom from Hunger, USA Panelist: Dr. Mahamadi Cissé, Regional MAHP Manager—West Africa, Freedom from Hunger, Burkina Faso Panelist: Dr. D.S.K. Rao, Regional Organiser for Asia-Pacific, Microcredit Summit Campaign, India Panelist: Mr. Daouda Sawadogo, Director, Fédération des Caisses Populaires du Burkina (FCPB) Burkina Faso 3. Successes in Inclusion of People Affected with HIV and AIDS: How to Make Sure that No One is Left Out Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Panelist: Ms. Lufuno Muvhango, Project Manager, Intervention with Microfinance for AIDS and Gender Equity (IMAGE) Program, Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF), South Africa Panelist: Ms. Stella Tungaraza, Microfinance Advisor, Plan International Tanzania, Tanzania 4. Using Microfinance and other Social Businesses to Speed Up the End of Poverty Room: Lenana Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Panelist: Mr. Hans Reitz, Founder and Executive Director, Grameen Creative Lab, Germany Panelist: Mr. Jean-Philippe de Schrevel, Founder & CEO, Bamboo Finance / BlueOrchard, Switzerland 5. Building on the Strength of Women in Africa and the Middle East: Innovations from the Region Room: Aberdare Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Dr. Jennifer N. Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Finance Trust (KWFT), Kenya Panelist: Ms. Essma Ben Hamida, Executive Director, enda inter-arabe, Tunisia Panelist: Ms. Aïda Mandiang, Regional Program Coordinator, Tostan, Senegal Panelist: Ms. Mary Wangari Wamae, Director of Corporate Strategy & Company Secretary, Equity Bank, Kenya 12:15 – 13:45 Lunch AMERMS ’10 Agenda 6 of 10
  7. 7. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* 13:45 – 15:15 Plenary Session Institutional Action Plan Presented Room: Tsavo Ballroom - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Nasser Al-Kahtani, Executive Director, Arab Gulf Program for United Nations Development Organizations (AGFUND), Saudi Arabia Panelist: Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Executive Director, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Nigeria Panelist: Mr. James Mwangi, Managing Director & CEO, Equity Bank, Kenya 15:15 – 15:30 Break 15:30 – 17:00 Plenary Session Using Microfinance as a Tool for Building Peace Room: Tsavo Ballroom - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Aeneas Chuma, UN Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator in Kenya, Resident Representative - United Nations Development Program, Kenya 17:00 – 17:15 Break 17:15 – 18:45 Workshops Sessions 1. Microfinance in Post Conflict and Post Disaster Situations Room: Tsavo A - Translated session: English & French Sponsored by Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan (MISFA) Chair: Prof. Ndioro Ndiaye, President, Alliance for Migration, Leadership and Development (AMLD), Senegal Panelist: Ms. Emily Guegbeh Peal, CEO, Foundation for Women, Liberia Panelist: Mr. Tambwe wa Tambwe Musangelu, Executive Director, Diku Dilenga, DR Congo Panelist: Mr. Najibullah Samim, CEO, Microfinance Agency for Development and Rehabilitation of Afghan Communities (MADRAC), Afghanistan Panelist: Mr. Alex Pollock, Director of Microfinance Department, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), occupied Palestinian territory 2. Creating Sustainable Livelihoods for Youth to Prevent Destructive Behaviors Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Panelist: Dr. Wahome Gakuru, Director - Marketing, Policy & Advocacy, Equity Bank, Kenya Panelist: Ms. Barbara Mirembe, Manager, Training & Material Development, BRAC Uganda, Uganda Panelist: Mr. Hopewell Zheke, Project Manager – STRIVE/OVC, Catholic Relief Services Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 3. How Can Microfinance be Used to Break Down Ethnic and Religious Barriers Room: Tsavo B Panelist: Mr. Youssef Fawaz, Executive Director, Al Majmoua, Lebanon 4. Best practices for National and Regional Microfinance Networks Room: Lenana Hall - Translated session: English & French AMERMS ’10 Agenda 7 of 10
  8. 8. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* Panelist: Mr. David O. Andah, Executive Secretary, Ghana Microfinance Institutions Network (GHAMFIN), Ghana Panelist: Mr. Davy Serge Azakpame, Executive Director, Africa Microfinance Network (AFMIN), Benin Panelist: Ms. Soukeyna Ndiaye Ba, Director, International Network of Alternative Financial Institutions (INAFI), Senegal Panelist: Mr. David Baguma, Executive Director, Association of Microfinance Institutions of Uganda (AMFIU), Uganda 5. Process of Designing and Implementing a National Strategy for Financial Inclusion: Challenges and Lessons Learned Room: Aberdare Hall - Translated session: English & French Chair: Mr. Makarimi Adechoubou, Head of the Regional Office for Southern and East Africa, Inclusive Finance Senior Technical Advisor, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), South Africa Panelist: Ms. Angelique Kantengwa, Senior Director Financial Stability, National Bank of Rwanda, Rwanda Panelist: Mr. Tafsir Amadou Mbaye, National Director Microfinance, Microfinance Direction Ministry, Senegal Panelist: Dr. Fodé Ndiaye, Head of the Regional Office West and Central Africa, Inclusive Finance Senior Technical Advisor, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), Senegal 18:45 – 19:00 Break 19:00 – 20:00 Associated Sessions 1. Creating a Platform for Ownership by the poor: The African Traditional rural banking Model Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Organized by the Country Women Association of Nigeria (COWAN) Ms. Bisi Ogunleye, National Coordinator & Executive Director, Country Women’s Association of Nigeria (COWAN), Nigeria Mr. Akin Akintola, Executive Director, community Development Fundation (CDF), Nigeria 2. Business Training for and by Entrepreneurs: the Example of Jamii Bora Trust Room: Tsavo A Organized by Microfinance without Borders Dr. Phyllis SantaMaria, Director, Microfinance without Borders, United Kingdom Mr. Andrew Otieno, Branch Manager, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya Mr. Mike Turungi, Branch Manager, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya Ms. Ruth Mwangi, Mr. Geoffrey Mshindi, Ms. Fatuma Umi, Ms. Ceacilia Mutia, Trainers and Entrepreneurs, Jamii Bora Trust, Kenya 3. Best Practices of Implementing Microcredit Programs for Poverty Alleviation: Grameen in Africa and the Middle-East Room: Lenana Hall Organized by Grameen Trust Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director, Grameen Bank, Bangladesh AMERMS ’10 Agenda 8 of 10
  9. 9. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* Prof. S.M. Huzzatul Islam Latifee, Managing Director, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh Mr. Godwin Ehigiamusoe, Executive Director, Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), Nigeria Ms. Olivia Kayongo, CEO, Micro Credit Development Trust (MCDT), Uganda Ms. Grace Nkuwa, CEO, Micro Banker Trust (MBT), Zambia Mr. Tamim Islam, Director of Development, Grameen Trust, Bangladesh Mr. Rashidul Alam, Technical Advisor, Micro Banker Trust (MBT), Zambia April 10, 2010 – Day 4 9:00 – 17:00 Field Visits (including lunch) ** 9:00 – 12:00 Day-Long Courses (including lunch) ** 1. Learning to Cost-Effectively Assess and Manage Social Performance Room: Taifa/Impala/Lake Turkana Mr. Christian Loupeda, Director Imp-Act Consortium, Freedom from Hunger, USA 2. Learning to Plan for Institutional Financial Self-Sufficiency While Reaching the Poorest Families Room: Shimba Hills 3. Learning to Reach the Urban and Rural Ultra-Poor with Microfinance Room: Tsavo A 4. Obtaining Funds from New Financial Instruments and New Tools for Managing Asset and Liabilities Room: Aberdare Hall Mr. Howard Brady, Mr. Brian Cox, Ms. Sonia Mukhi, MFX Solutions 5. Establishing an Appropriate Legal and Regulatory Environment for Microfinance Institutions – A Session for Policy Makers and Practitioners Room: VIP Lounge 6. Why Offer Integrated Microfinance and Health Services: An Introduction to Health Education, Health Financing, Healthcare Linkages and Health Microinsurance Room: Lenana Hall Ms. Myka Reinsch Sinclair (USA) and Dr. Mahamadi Cissé (Burkina Faso), Freedom from Hunger 7. Cutting Edge Management Information Systems (MIS) Room: Amphitheater 8. Entering the Field: Learning the Basics of Starting a Microfinance Program Room: Tsavo B Mr. Jeff Ashe (USA) and Mr. Soumaila Sogoba (Mali), Oxfam America 12:00 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 16:00 Day-Long Courses AMERMS ’10 Agenda 9 of 10
  10. 10. Africa – Middle East Regional Microcredit Summit April 7-10, 2010 – Nairobi, Kenya Draft Program (as of March 17, 2010)* 19:30 – 22:00 Closing Ceremony & Dinner April 11, 2010 – Post Summit 9:00 – 17:00 Field Visits (including lunch) ** * The detailed agenda is subject to change. Please check back regularly for program updates, including confirmed panelists and chairs. ** These events require separate registration. AMERMS ’10 Agenda 10 of 10

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